The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 8.51% 29.63% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 72.73% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 1
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£349 £372 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +35.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 11.70% 29.63% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 1
Average daily rate £399 £371 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +34.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Erskine region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 21 (80.77%) SQL
2 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (42.31%) C#
5 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
6 10 (38.46%) HP
6 10 (38.46%) SAN
7 9 (34.62%) MS Project
7 9 (34.62%) VBA
7 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
7 9 (34.62%) Windows
7 9 (34.62%) MS Project Server
7 9 (34.62%) InfoPath
7 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
9 7 (26.92%) MCTS
9 7 (26.92%) .NET
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (23.08%) Firewall
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle
10 6 (23.08%) ITIL
10 6 (23.08%) UNIX
10 6 (23.08%) Linux
10 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
10 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
11 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (34.62%) MS Project Server
2 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Project
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
1 9 (34.62%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) DHCP
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) MSI
2 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
2 2 (7.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Tools Developer
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 4 (15.38%) Middleware
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (19.23%) HPUX
4 4 (15.38%) Solaris
4 4 (15.38%) AIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Content Management
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.69%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) VBA
4 2 (7.69%) REXX
4 2 (7.69%) Tcl
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (26.92%) MCTS
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) KVM
2 4 (15.38%) RHEV
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) CA
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
8 1 (3.85%) Informatica